Alfie Evans Dead for the NHS’s & England’s Want of one Hour of Churchill

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Alfie Evans Dead for the NHS's & England's Want of one Hour of Churchill

Hay­den: [stop­ping his horse and draw­ing a pis­tol] Good night Mr. Breen
John Breen: You mean I can go?
Hay­den: Any­time
John Breen: [look­ing at the armed men around behind him] What makes you think I will?
Hay­den: Because that way you’ve got a chance, a small one, but a chance
John Breen: [grip­ing reigns of his horse] Well never let it be said I didn’t take it

The Fight­ing Ken­tuck­ian 1949

On May 10 1941 Rudolf Hess flew solo to Eng­land to pro­pose peace between Eng­land and the Third Reich. It had been a plan he had been work­ing on since Sept of 1940, run­ning short of fuel he had to bail out and was cap­tured the next day mak­ing the case for peace between the British Empire and the Third Reich.

From Sept 1940 to May 1941 Eng­land had been stand­ing alone against the Unde­feated Reich, Italy and Japan, their army and not recov­ered from the loss of their equip­ment at Dunkirk. The Bat­tle of the Atlantic against the U-​Boat fleet was still very much in doubt and the prospect for help was not good. The non-​aggression pact between Rus­sia and Ger­many was still in force and the Amer­i­can pub­lic was not inclined to enter another war in Europe and the Japan­ese attack on Pearl Har­bor which would change their minds was still seven months away.

It’s a good thing for the world that Britain in 1941 was not run by the folks at Alder Ray Hos­pi­tal in charge of Alfie Evans, the peo­ple at the NHS, the Judges in charge of his appeal, or the British Gov­ern­ment of today that let it hap­pen. For those folks and those on social media who have stead­fastly defended them, the idea of costly fight­ing on with the odds against them would have had no appeal when you had a no cost alter­na­tive that guar­an­teed their exist­ing empire.

Much eas­ier to keep what they had and give up the free­dom of France, Hol­land, Bel­gium, Poland, Nor­way and Poland. then take the long shot risks for the sake of their freedom.

The world is very lucky that the half Amer­i­can Win­ston Churchill was in charge at the time and was able to lead and inspire his peo­ple to fight on.

Alas for Alfie Evans that Churchillian “never say die” atti­tude while expressed by thou­sands of Amer­i­cans online and in per­son was not present in the British Gov­ern­ment in gen­eral or in the NHS in par­tic­u­lar. A sin­gle hour of Win­ston and Alfie Evans would have been in Italy weeks ago given food and water with a chance, how­ever small, for survival.

How incred­i­ble is it that the we have the spec­ta­cle of a Ger­man Doc­tor say­ing that this deci­sion would be unthink­able in mod­ern day Germany

A lead­ing Ger­man pedi­a­tri­cian is say­ing that the way the UK’s National Health Ser­vice (NHS) is deal­ing with dis­abled tod­dler Alfie Evans and his par­ents would never hap­pen in his coun­try given its his­tory with the Nazi régime.

We have learned in Ger­many because of our his­tory, that there are things that you do not do with severely dis­abled patients,” Pro­fes­sor Niko­laus Haas, head of the Child Car­di­ol­ogy and Pedi­atric Inten­sive Med­i­cine Unit at Munich Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal, told Germany’s Die Welt news­pa­per in an April 26 article.

Our eth­i­cal under­stand­ing in Ger­many is dif­fer­ent, I mean — thank God. The [hospital’s] logic that it is bet­ter for the child to die than that some­one else looks at it, and even to sue [for that] in court, this is an unimag­in­able behav­ior for me,” he said.

Alas this is not unimag­in­able this is real­ity. Alfie Evans is dead, a bit shy of his 2nd birth­day and the risk to the NHS and it’s defend­ers posed by his con­tin­ued sur­vival has died with him, iron­i­cally the same week that the newest son of British Roy­alty was named.

I regret to say Alfie Evans is not the first British Child to die this way and it’s unlikely he will be the last British child dead after his par­ents pleas for the chance to save are denied by the British NHS and courts.

I can’t imag­ine The Few who risked all against enor­mous odds to save Britain nor their leader who made the fight rather than giv­ing up would have approved. would

Hayden: [stopping his horse and drawing a pistol] Good night Mr. Breen
John Breen: You mean I can go?
Hayden: Anytime
John Breen: [looking at the armed men around behind him] What makes you think I will?
Hayden: Because that way you’ve got a chance, a small one, but a chance
John Breen: [griping reigns of his horse] Well never let it be said I didn’t take it

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949

On May 10 1941 Rudolf Hess flew solo to England to propose peace between England and the Third Reich. It had been a plan he had been working on since Sept of 1940, running short of fuel he had to bail out and was captured the next day making the case for peace between the British Empire and the Third Reich.

From Sept 1940 to May 1941 England had been standing alone against the Undefeated Reich, Italy and Japan, their army and not recovered from the loss of their equipment at Dunkirk. The Battle of the Atlantic against the U-Boat fleet was still very much in doubt and the prospect for help was not good. The non-aggression pact between Russia and Germany was still in force and the American public was not inclined to enter another war in Europe and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which would change their minds was still seven months away.

It’s a good thing for the world that Britain in 1941 was not run by the folks at Alder Ray Hospital in charge of Alfie Evans, the people at the NHS, the Judges in charge of his appeal, or the British Government of today that let it happen. For those folks and those on social media who have steadfastly defended them, the idea of costly fighting on with the odds against them would have had no appeal when you had a no cost alternative that guaranteed their existing empire.

Much easier to keep what they had and give up the freedom of France, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Norway and Poland. then take the long shot risks for the sake of their freedom.

The world is very lucky that the half American Winston Churchill was in charge at the time and was able to lead and inspire his people to fight on.

Alas for Alfie Evans that Churchillian “never say die” attitude while expressed by thousands of Americans online and in person was not present in the British Government in general or in the NHS in particular. A single hour of Winston and Alfie Evans would have been in Italy weeks ago given food and water with a chance, however small, for survival.

How incredible is it that the we have the spectacle of a German Doctor saying that this decision would be unthinkable in modern day Germany

A leading German pediatrician is saying that the way the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is dealing with disabled toddler Alfie Evans and his parents would never happen in his country given its history with the Nazi regime.

“We have learned in Germany because of our history, that there are things that you do not do with severely disabled patients,” Professor Nikolaus Haas, head of the Child Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Medicine Unit at Munich University Hospital, told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper in an April 26 article.

“Our ethical understanding in Germany is different, I mean – thank God. The [hospital’s] logic that it is better for the child to die than that someone else looks at it, and even to sue [for that] in court, this is an unimaginable behavior for me,” he said.

Alas this is not unimaginable this is reality. Alfie Evans is dead, a bit shy of his 2nd birthday and the risk to the NHS and it’s defenders posed by his continued survival has died with him, ironically the same week that the newest son of British Royalty was named.

I regret to say Alfie Evans is not the first British Child to die this way and it’s unlikely he will be the last British child dead after his parents pleas for the chance to save are denied by the British NHS and courts.

I can’t imagine The Few who risked all against enormous odds to save Britain nor their leader who made the fight rather than giving up would have approved. would